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Both of my grandfathers remained at one job the majority of their lives. My wife's grandfather did to. Now the average job length is 13 months for people under 30 and 2.4 years for the rest of us. Are you prepared?


by Pete Ferguson

My mother's father worked in the auto industry. For the majority of his life.

He was responsible for stretching the vinyl tops onto Cadillacs among other tasks. He was a skilled upholsterer and mechanic. And it provided for his family, purchased the house my grandmother still lives in, and taught him many skills.

I've been at one company for 13+ years, but I've changed job functions every 3-4 years. In tech terms, I'm an old timer and as recruiters have told me, my greatest asset is that I've been at one company for so long - and my greatest liability is that I've been at one company for so long.

We are in a new normal where many kids have seen mom and dad - likely grandma and grandpa as well - laid off, downsized, rightsized, furloughed, repositioned, and otherwise rejected from a job they have given their heart and soul to daily for years.

The newer generation isn't stupid, they've learned not to put too much stock into a career because they've seen the pain it has brought those around them.

In the past, job-hoping has been considered a bad thing. According to a study by Evolv, a san Francisco-headquartered surveyor, there is essentially zero correlation between the number of jobs hourly call-center agents held and their future job tenure.

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